informal A gasoline pump, used as a synecdoche to represent gas stations as a whole. Prices at the pump have been at their lowest since 1995. The government has issued warnings that there may be shortages at the pump following the international crisis.
See also: pump
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1. tv. to press someone for an answer or information. Don’t pump me! I will tell you nothing!
2. n. the heart. (see also ticker.) He has the pump of a forty-year-old.
3. n. a pumped-up muscle. (Bodybuilding.) He’s tired and can’t quite make a pump.
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